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Friday, March 8, 2013

Anger management for ammo

Just when I think things can't possibly get any loopier, they do.

Consider the legislation being proposed in Florida by Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson which would require -- require! -- anyone buying ammunition of any sort to undergo mandatory anger management counseling.

"The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses," notes Fox News. "The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years."

Gibson's logic behind this bill just oozes her genuine concern for everyone's safety. "Gibson said she’s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals." Oh hey, I believe her, don't you?

“It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need,” Gibson said. “It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”

Funny, I would think this passage of this bill would create MORE anger among law-abiding citizens who have concerns about their nation's future and feel more secure with some extra ammo stashed away. But to people like Sen. Gibson, safe means no weapons, ammo, or other means of personal defense.

Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, a nonprofit group championing the right to bear arms, says it better. "When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke. They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.”

Yeah, real Constitutional, Senator Gibson.

Thankfully it has very little chance of passing into law. But the notion that a lawmaker even proposed this kind of nonsense to begin with speaks volumes about the attitude of our elected officials on the wonders of gun control, despite all evidence to the contrary. Just look at Chicago if you want a laboratory example of removing firearms and ammunition away from law-abiding people.


  1. Let me see .. dept of home land insecurity has 1.9 BILLION rds of DUTY ammo. 2700 Street Tanks. TSA goons and WHO IS IT THAT NEEDS ANGER MANAGEMENT ????

  2. Patrice all of us veterans have caught the PTSD from the war in Iraq so we can't be allowed any weapons. DiFi seems to think that owning a large capacity magazine means it is legal to hunt humans. As appealing as thought maybe in some areas of the country I believe the killing of human beings with malice is called Murder in the first degree and the magazines or clip capacity is not a factor on folks murdering people.

  3. Since they want to limit ammo and the number of rounds in a magazine.... Then I am thinking... do you think the coyotes and wolves will get that memo and decrease the number in their pack size accordingly? Also I think all elected officials should go just one month without any kind of protective attachment... Arm all secret service, FBI, CIA and police with a ball bat or a single shot shotgun... See how they hold up against the criminal element. I would LOVE to see them put their lives where their mouths are...

  4. More proof that liberalism is a mental disease.

  5. A government doesn't spend billions of dollars in a recession unless it has more than an inkling that something down the pike lurks there to waylay our nation. I firmly believe, by looking how many other nations are falling like dominoes to economic suicide that we are also in line for much of the same. I also feel that this "administration" has no confidence that the military will heed unconstitutional laws and executive orders that this dick tater has had a hand implementing. The shift toward sucking hind tit of the UN also appears that they will want these foreign troops to help implement this tyranny. Slice or dice any way you like but the word chaos comes up on any scenario you can imagine.

  6. How about making politicians take a mandatory class on The Constitution and Honesty before being allowed to run for office?

  7. I often wonder how people who think like this manage to survive to adulthood.

  8. As a Floridian, I'm not worried. For the most part, we're just a bunch of good ole' boys and gals down here, and that bill will never get passed. It's about four major cities that ruin it for us. That and a bunch of yankees that retire down here and vote people like her into office. But you are right. Just the fact that it was proposed is more than a little ridiculous. I don't think Ms. Gibson realizes how serious gun owners take these issues.

  9. If she thinks that, then anyone who buys a car, or anyone who drinks, or anyone who buys a knife should have to take an anger management class, too...

  10. I am at a loss, what purpose would a two hour ONLINE course once every TEN years serve! How will it keep "angry" people from buying ammunition? Angry people aren't necessarily stupid, and "angry" people aren't necessarily violent . It sounds similar to the drug and alcohol course needed prior to getting a drivers license, and guess what, we STILL have drunk drivers! What a waste of money! So many of these people seem to have this warped vision of a beautiful utopia where people are all walking hand in hand singing camp songs, where all you have to do is ask the bad guy nicely and he will leave you be. Well they can have their bubble, while I am on this evil infested earth I will continue to exercise my right to keep and bear arms.